Space

Revealed: Hubble Space Telescope’s Jaw-Dropping 30th Anniversary Image [Video]

On April 24, 2020, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 30th year in orbit by premiering a never-before-seen view of two beautiful nebulas named NGC 2020 and NGC 2014.

Hubble’s Senior Project Scientist Dr. Jennifer Wiseman takes us on a tour of this stunning new image, describes the telescope’s current health, and summarizes some of Hubble’s contributions to astronomy during its 30-year career.

Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth

This image is one of the most photogenic examples of the many turbulent stellar nurseries the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed during its 30-year lifetime. The portrait features the giant nebula NGC 2014 and its neighbor NGC 2020 which together form part of a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, approximately 163,000 light-years away. Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI

Share

View Comments

  • It is amazing the wonder that the universe has and the capability of mankind to explore it and decipher its mysteries. Looking at these images makes me feel insignificant but amazed at what mankind is able to do.

  • Before you get to excited keep in mind the image is computer enhanced. Greatly computer enhanced.

By
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Recent Posts

Scientists Discover a New Cause of Melting Antarctic Ice Shelves

A process that can contribute to the melting of ice shelves in the Antarctic has…

January 31, 2023

Shocking Discovery: Obesity Causes Neurodegeneration Similar to Alzheimer’s Disease

Controlling excess weight could lead to improved health outcomes and slow cognitive decline. A correlation…

January 31, 2023

Shaking Up Our Understanding: Ethereal Variant of Mysterious Plant Is Actually a New Species

It was once thought that green leaves and photosynthesis were essential for plants, however, some…

January 31, 2023

Researchers Discover That Electrons Play a Surprising Role in Heat Transfer Between Layers of Semiconductors

An electronic bridge facilitates the fast transfer of energy between semiconductors. Researchers are exploring the…

January 31, 2023

Promising Antimalarial Drug Proves Ineffective at Saving Children’s Lives

According to a study conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)…

January 31, 2023

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Completes Mars Sample Depot – Captures Amazing Variety of Martian Geology

Ten sample tubes, capturing an amazing variety of Martian geology, have been deposited on Mars’…

January 31, 2023